Aqua Signal Develops New Computer-Controlled Shipboard Lighting System

Aqua Signal AG of Bremen has developed a new computer-controlled lighting system which permits comprehensive, centralized control and dimming of the illumination on board seagoing vessels.

The system makes it possible to create a tailor-made atmosphere— which is particularly important in the public areas of passenger liners— and also helps save energy and reduce costs.

A major part of this development is that new Aqua Signal technology makes it possible to dim four different types of lamps (batten luminaire fluorescent, tubular compact fluorescent, halogen and incandescent) simultaneously with just one switch.

The heart of the system is a control cabinet that contains all the active electronics elements. Light can be controlled manually (rotary or slide switches), remotely (infrared transmitter or daylight sensor), or electronically (by means of a PC).

The first passenger vessel to be equipped on a large scale with this new lighting technology was the Regal Princess of P&O Cruises.

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